85points

Seoul

85points

Singapore

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Seoul vs Singapore

Seoul
Singapore
85
points
Seoul
85
points
Singapore

Why is Seoul better than Singapore?

  • 20.89$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    51.02$vs71.91$
  • 29 more universities
    ?

    37vs8
  • 4.61million more inhabitants
    ?

    9.79 millionvs5.18 million
  • 1212.51$ cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    822.7$vs2035.21$
  • Has mountains nearby
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  • 2 more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
    ?

    3vs1
  • 0.15 lower income inequalities
    ?

    0.32vs0.47
  • 1 more landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage list
    ?

    1vs0

Why is Singapore better than Seoul?

  • 15.3°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    32.3°Cvs17°C
  • 17°C higher average temperature
    ?

    29.2°Cvs12.2°C
  • 95.43% lower population density
    ?

    731.5 people/km²vs16000 people/km²
  • Has a seaside beach
    ?
  • 2.9% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    1.9%vs4.8%
  • Has lake/s
    ?
  • 81.91$ billion higher gross domestic product (GDP)
    ?

    314.91$ billion vs233$ billion
  • 800.79$ higher average salary
    ?

    3052.32$vs2251.53$

Demographics

1.population density
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Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities or countries with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, but this becomes an issue if the infrastructure is underdeveloped. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Rovaniemi

8.03 people/km²

16000 people/km²

731.5 people/km²

2.median age of population
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Cities or countries with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Niamey

15.2 years

39 years

37 years

3.population
?

Populous cities or countries usually offer better employment opportunities because of their large economies. Big cities attract companies and business investment, and are usually important cultural centres and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Shanghai

23 million

9.79 million

5.18 million

4.annual population growth rate
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The average population growth rate reflects the annual increase or decrease in population. Currently, the world’s population is growing at a rate of approximately 1.07% per year. The higher the growth, the more dynamic society feels. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Shanghai

22.15%

0.08%

2.1%

5.female population
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The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; UNData, 2019.

Best

Riga

55.6%

50%

50.8%

6.ethnic groups
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Ethnic groups contribute to the development of a multi-cultural and diverse society. The count represents only the large ethnic groups, comprising more than 0.5% of the population. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Shenzhen

56

4

4

Quality of living

1. cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
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The average price of a single-bedroom apartment located in the city center shows how much of your salary would be allocated in rent expenses, and is an indicator of the cost of living of the city. Source: numbeo.com, 2019.

Best

Thimphu

92.5$

822.7$

2035.21$

2.has a public health care
?

Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2019.

Seoul
Singapore
3.income inequalities
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The Gini coefficient is a measure of dispersion, in this case used to show the variation in income. A Gini coefficient of zero expresses perfect equality. A Gini coefficient of one expresses maximal inequality. Lower income inequalities indicate a more equal distribution of wealth and better opportunities for the average citizen. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Beijing

0.22

0.32

0.47

4.VAT
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The standard value-added tax (VAT) rate. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Nassau

0%

10%

7%

5.gross domestic product (GDP)
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The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

New York

1280$ billion

233$ billion

314.91$ billion

6.unemployment rate
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Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Port Louis

0%

4.8%

1.9%

Environment

1.average temperature
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Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

12.2°C

29.2°C

2.average maximum temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

17°C

32.3°C

3.humidity rate
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Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. High relative humidity reduces the effectiveness of sweating in cooling the body by reducing the rate of evaporation of moisture from the skin. In general, higher humidity makes climate harder to stand for people. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Riyadh

28%

64.4%

84.2%

4.has a seaside beach
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Seoul
Singapore
5.has smoking ban in public places
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Source: city's official website, 2019.

Seoul
Singapore
6.has lake/s
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Seoul
Singapore

Leisure

1.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks
?

The World Heritage List includes 962 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. Source: UNESCO, 2019.

Best

Kyoto

17

1

0

2.sporting availability (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
?

With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2019.

Best

London

13

3

1

3.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
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Indicates that the city is an important religious centre. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

For example

Luang Prabang

Seoul
Singapore
4.is/was a host city of the CSD
?

Christopher Street Day is an annual European LGBT celebration and demonstration held in various cities across Europe for the rights of LGBT people, and against discrimination and exclusion. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

For example

Dresden

Seoul
Singapore
5.is/was a host city of the Olympics
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Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Seoul
Singapore
6.is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019

Seoul
Singapore

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket
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Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's public transport website, 2019.

Best

Baghdad

0$

51.02$

71.91$

2.Price of a single transportation ticket
?

A cheaper single ticket will allow you to move through the city for less money. Whether you are a visitor or a resident, it will help your economy. Source: Official city's public transport website, 2019.

Best

Colombo

0.1$

1.11$

1.29$

3.a bike sharing system
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Bike sharing system makes a city more cyclist friendly, shows city’s pro cyclist attitude and gives new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Seoul
Singapore
4.number of airports
?

The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

London

5

2

1

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
?

In general, cities with possibility of drinking alcohol in public places have more thriving nightlife. It's easier to organize parties in public places. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Seoul
Singapore
2.number of billionaires
?

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2019.

Best

Moscow

82

20

5

3.number of international embassies
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The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2019.

Best

Brussels

200

73

66

4.level of corruption
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Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2019.

Best

Wellington

9.5

5.4

9.2

5.Global Cities Index
?

The Global Cities Index is unique in that it measures global engagement of cities across five dimensions: business activity, human capital, information exchange, cultural experience and political engagement. Source: ATKearney, 2019.

Best

New York

6.35

3.41

3.2

6.number of corporate headquarters
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The presence of corporate headquarters shows global economic significance and can offer employment opportunities. Source: CNNMoney, 2019.

Best

Tokyo

50

11

2

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